The State of Democracy

An overview of the 20th century indicates a rise in democracy around the world. Democratic nations succeeded in major global conflict, and the spread of democratic ideals influenced burgeoning nations. However, democracy in the 21st century is seemingly uncertain. Current events relating to flawed governments, populist leaders and undemocratic laws and reform pose a possible change in the trajectory of nations are governed.

This special edition aims to bring diverse opinions and intriguing thoughts together in a creative, informative hybrid package that analyzes democracy in the world as it currently stands.

News Analysis

Electoral flaws undermine democracy
President Trump validates autocrats
Odebrecht corrupts South American politics
Resurgent nationalists erode norms in Europe *ONLINE EXCLUSIVE*


Ethiopian PM could be Africa’s model
Tunisia must remain on democratic path
Facebook endangers informed democracy
To the Lebanese Government,
Veritas Maximus: Contemplating perils of democracy *ONLINE EXCLUSIVE*
Term limits enable legitimate democracy *ONLINE EXCLUSIVE*
China tests NBA commitment to freedom of speech *ONLINE EXCLUSIVE*
Point Counterpoint: Should Andrew Jackson be on the 20 dollar bill? *ONLINE EXCLUSIVE*


Populism on rise in Europe
Philippines president pushes reform
Israeli PM’s policies cause controversy